| The Bhagavad Gita,
more commonly known as the Gita, is part of the Itihaas scriputre Mahabharata. It is
an extremely popular scripture.
If the Upanishads
can be compared to the cow, the Gita is their milk. It is in the form of a dialogue
between Lord Sri Krishna and the mighty Pandava warrior Arjuna.
The battlefield of Kurukshetra is its place of origin. Its
central message is that one should discharge one's duty however hard and unpleasant it be
- bravely and with selfless dedication.
Everyone of us has to perform his or her duty designated as
Svadharma to please God, to serve the world and to repay one's debt to the society.
Svadharma implies ambition commensurate with one's capacity and the necessary inclination
as also the drive to achieve it. Our well being lies in performing our Svadharma.
Paradharma, duty suitable for others but not for us, will positively harm us if
chosen by us.
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